There's a buzz about the BUST office, a hum that's been flitting in and out of conversations for the past few weeks. Sometimes the subject springs up in morning small talk; other times updates are publically thrown around from one side of the office to another. This shameless office talk can only be described as one thing: gossip. And we want all of you to be in on our obsession: Beth Ditto.


First it was her new album, Music for Men, then her uber glam clothing line for Evans stores across Britain, and now, with her fall tour with band the Gossip announced, we're excited to tell you that Ditto's thunderous voice on the single 'Heavy Cross' is available as iTunes free Single of the Week starting today. (It's basically on repeat in our office.) If you still need some encouragement, check out what the reviewers are more than whispering about the Gossip. ~Hannah

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Music for Men is a raised fist of a record. This record is bigger and better than anything they've done before.-The Guardian

[Ditto's] voice walks a thin line between tenderness and violence, so that the overall effect strikes one like a ballerina wielding a chainsaw.-The Observer

The greatest punk rock and roll disco soul band on the planet. Gossip are mind-blowing. Everyone needs to hear this band and dance like there's no tomorrow.-New Musical Express

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